Christmas tree is a special part of Christmas. Christmas trees are decorated with candles, dummy birds, flowers, fruits, angels and coloured paper, lamps and many other things.
The fir tree is the most commonly used plant as a Christmas tree. Fir is basically a cedar tree. This tree is decorated with different colours of light and many other different products.
Not only with lights, but the Christmas tree is also decorated with various ornaments. A star or angel is placed on the top of the tree. This angel is a symbol of Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem.
There is no written document describing how the ritual of decorating a Christmas tree on Christmas started. There are various stories or folk tales about this.
The First Story:
A cold baby appeared one day in a poor woodman’s house in Rome. The old couple were devoted Christians. They cuddled the baby, feed warm food and laid him on a soft bed. In the morning the child took the form of an angel and said, “I am Jesus.”
He gave the old couple a tree branch and asked him to nourish and raise that. Then on Christmas day, the tree was filled with golden apples. Then they named the tree as ‘Christmas tree’.
The Second Story:
One day a poor child requested a church owner to pay some money for some pine trees. The owner took the trees and put them on the side of the church.
On Christmas day, he woke up and saw that the trees had grown larger than the church, and the heavenly lights were falling from them. The owner then named the trees as Christmas trees.
But no matter what the story is about, people enjoy a lot in decorating Christmas trees. Now it became a part of the festival.